I’m an NSF Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford in the lab of Rob Salguero-Gómez and Irem Sepil in the Department of Zoology. I received my PhD
in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Yale University, in the lab of theoretical ecologist David Vasseur.
I began my path into quantitative ecology and evolutionary biology as an undergraduate at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where I earned a degree in ecology & evolutionary biology and in pure mathematics under the mentorship of Holly Barnard and Alexander Cruz. I’m broadly interested in how we manage natural populations, particularly in how we can facilitate persistence alongside factors such as environmental change and habitat loss. In my PhD I came at this from a theoretical modeling perspective. It can be difficult for scientists to collect fine scale data on how populations can evolve to adapt to a changing environment, and the interplay between evolutionary and ecological dynamics, and so I work to create theory to fill those gaps in our understanding.
In my postdoctoral work I combine theoretical and experimental methods to specifically investigate the role of changing temperature in species adaptation and extinction.
*Photography by Pam Schulz